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Warriors draft Jacob Evans with the 28th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft

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The Warriors wanted a wing player at the 28th pick. Cincinnati’s Jacob Evans was there pick at the end of the 1st round.

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Tonight the Golden State Warriors selected guard Jacob Evans with the 28th pick of the NBA Draft. Evans, a junior from Cincinnati, was rumored to go late in the first round.

For weeks, it’s been predicted that the Warriors would draft a wing player. Tonight, they had their pick between Melvin Frazier, De’Anthony Melton, Khyri Thomas and others. They went with Evans.

The pros and cons of Jacob Evans

Evans can shoot it — 37% from three. He is also a fantastic defender. Evans is 6-foot-5 with a long wingspan who will be able to switch on defense, a staple of the Warriors style. He’s allegedly a mature, hardworking player who will fit right into the Warriors team.

Evans doesn’t jump out of the gym and isn’t a great ball handler. Given the Warriors’ style of play, they didn’t need to draft a strong dribbler. Shoot. Score. Guard. Switch. Repeat.

I like the pick — but what do you think of the Warriors’ selection of Jacob Evans? Vote in the poll below and describe your feelings in the comments.

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What’s your grade for the Warriors’ selection of Jacob Evans?

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  • 38%
    A
    (2530 votes)
  • 28%
    B
    (1883 votes)
  • 3%
    C
    (234 votes)
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    D
    (38 votes)
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    F
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    Too soon to say
    (1445 votes)
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    I stand against the artificial construct of grading the ability of others on principle.
    (391 votes)
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